Vocabulary Introduction (A 11:00)

In this clip, the Arabic teacher demonstrates how to introduce basic Arabic words to low-intermediate learners of Arabic. The topic is “At the doctor’s.” He utilizes the blackboard, gestures, repetition of the target words, scaffolding with images, and corrective feedback while presenting new vocabulary. This file also shows a good example of desirable class development: the lesson begins by setting the scene, followed by illustration of new words, a word-focused activity, a sentence-focused activity, and finally ending with a role-play.

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